Statements about State Finances
The Wisconsin Retirement System for public employees is "a self-funded pension plan" and "it’s the money of the workers’ that funds it."
Rhode Island has the "worst maintained bridges in the United States of America . . . and we have the second worst maintained roads [behind] Alaska."
Says 97 cents of every dollar played "represents over $500 million dollars that is returned to Oregonians every year to help support job creation, schools, state parks and watersheds."
"When Mitt Romney was governor, Massachusetts ... (had) more debt per person than any other state in the country."
Says Joe Kyrillos "voted to raid the state's pension funds by $2.8 billion that is costing New Jersey taxpayers still today to the tune of nearly $15 billion dollars to repay that money."
Decriminalizing marijuana "will save the state anywhere from $4 (million) to $11 million dollars."
Say "this biennium, liquor sales account for nearly $1 billion in the state budget."
"As Governor: Romney did not keep public safety funding in line with inflation."
Says Gov. Scott Walker made "draconian cuts" to public safety budgets that put police officers at "greater risk of harm."
"The legislature was never given the opportunity to debate or vote on loaning $75 million to 38 Studios."
"There’s 400 more people working in health care today in New Hampshire than when we passed the budget."
Says George Norcross said the "TAKEOVER OF RUTGER$ CAMDEN WILL COST NEW JER$EY BILLION$."
The 2011 Legislature did not cut Texas public school funding.
Says she balanced a $10 billion budget shortfall without raising taxes.
"Our rainy day fund has gone from 89 cents to $240 million."
Says in the governor’s proposed budget "the use of that, what is called one-shots, is a 500 percent increase over the last Corzine budget."
"We have the lowest per-capita spending of any state in the nation" except for South Dakota.
"Right now we have sufficient reserves to take care of Tennessee's lottery scholarship students for a few years more."
Says when Rhode Island Lottery was proposed, "state residents were enticed to vote for it with the promise that the money would be used for education."
The changes to Georgia’s tax and fee structure "is an overall tax cut."
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